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Bryce Courtenay Dies at 79, Australian Author

The literary world loses a great friend and author today of Bryce Courtenay, a great Australian novelist who unfortunately passed on this past Thursday (November 22nd, 2012). Even though he was known for his Australian writings, Courtenay was from South …

Deborah Raffin Dies at 59, Audiobook Pioneer and Actress
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If you are heavily involved with the audiobook industry, I am sure that the name “Deborah Raffin” comes up from time to time. Raffin was an American actress who later went into audiobook publishing. Earlier in her career, Raffin started …

Art Ginsburg Dies at 81 (a.k.a. “Mr. Food”)

If you are a fan of culinary shows and have a whole library of cook books, I am sure you are aware of Art Ginsburg (also known as “Mr Food”). Unfortunately, this talented culinary artist passed away today (Wednesday). Ginsburg …

Bonita Lynn Fields Elder Dies at 68, Mouseketeer Dancer

During the 1950s, a great amount of talent emerged from the well-known Disney show The Mickey Mouse Club, including Bonita Lynn Fields Elder, who unfortunately passed away this past Saturday. Elder started her celebrity career in dancing in 1957, starring …

Billy Scott Dies at 70, “The Prophets” Singer
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Many fans of the 60s and 70′s blues band The Prophets mourn today as the news of talented singer Billy Scott’s passing spreads around. Scott contributed to the band’s “beach” sound, which was what The Prophets were mainly associated with. …

Lucille Bliss Dies at 96, Voice of Smurfette
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I remember while I was growing up, I used to watched The Smurfs reruns on the television before I left for school. These blue creatures were pretty cool; however, there was only one woman within the Smurf population that held …

Russell Means Dies at 72, Native American Activist
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Various active Native American tribes mourn today as a great friend and activist has now departed. Russel Means, an Oglala Sioux activist, and active member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) has died today (Monday, October 22nd, 2012). Means became …

Robert Labranche (Bizzle) Dies at 37, Miami Rapper
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Fans of the well-known hip-hop artist “Bizzle” mourn today as they receive news that rapper Robert Labranche has died, due to a shooting at a local car wash. Robert Labranche did not have a pleasant upbringing. The majority of the …

Sammi Kane Kraft Dies at 20, “Bad News Bears” Star
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The entertainment and baseball industries say goodbye to a young shining star who was just getting started in her career. Sammi Kane Kraft, a talented child actor from New Jersey, has died. Sammi Kane Kraft was very proficient in athletics …

Turhan Bey Dies at 90, Austrian Actor and Producer
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The entertainment world says goodbye to another talented actor, Turhan Bey, who made appearances in various modern television shows, as well as classic 1940s films. Turhan Bey, from Vienna, Austria, became involved with acting after his family migrated to the …

Alex Karras Dies at 77, NFL Defensive Tackle
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If you are a fan of classic 1960s and 1970s football, I am sure you are aware of who Alex Karras was. Alex Karras was a well-known NFL player for the Detroit Lions, who unfortunately passed away today (October 10th, …

R. B. Greaves Dies at 68, “Take a Letter Maria” Singer
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If you are a fan of classic soul music, I am sure you have heard of the song “Take a Letter Maria,” sung by the artist R.B. Greaves. Unfortunately, this talented artist passed away this past Thursday (September 27th, 2012). …

Sahara Davenport Dies at 27, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Star
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If you are a long-time fan of the drag-racing reality television show of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I am sure you are familiar with Sahara Davenport, a contestant on the show from the its second season back in 2010. Unfortunately, Sahara …

Michael O’Hare Dies at 60, “Babylon 5″ Actor
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If you were a prominent Babylon 5 watcher back in the late 1990s, I am sure you remember the character “Commander Jeffrey Sinclair” played by Michael O’Hare. Unfortunately, Michael O’Hare passed away this past Friday (September 28th, 2012). Prior to …

Herbert Lom Dies at 95, “Pink Panther” Actor
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If you have seen any of the Pink Panther movies (Revenge of the Pink Panther, Trail of the Pink Panther, Curse of the Pink Panther, and Son of the Pink Panther), I am sure that you knew of Herbert Lom, …

Stephen Dunham Dies at 48, “DAG” Actor
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If you were a fan of the hit NBC show DAG, I am sure you are aware of who Stephen Dunham was. Dunham played the character of “Edward Pillows” on DAG from 2000-2001. Unfortunately, Stephen Dunham, born as Stephen Dunham …

John Ingle Dies at 84, General Hospital Star

If you are into the daytime soap operas, such as the long-time-running soap opera of General Hospital, I am sure you are aware of the scheming character of “Edward Quartermaine,” played by John Ingle since 1993. Unfortunately, John Ingle passed …

Jake Eberts Dies at 71, “Driving Miss Daisy” Producer

If you have ever seen the iconic movies of Driving Miss Daisy, Dances With Wolves, or Ghandi, you have seen the work of one of Hollywood’s most well-known producers, Jake Eberts, who died this past Thursday, September 6th, 2012. Jake …

Art Modell Dies at 87, NFL Team Owner
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If you are into the “behind the scenes” of classic football, I am sure you know of Art Modell. Art Modell was an owner of various NFL teams, who died on September 6th, 2012. Arthur (Art) Modell was the grandson …

Michael Clarke Duncan Dies at 54, “Green Mile” Actor
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If you have ever seen the epic movie “The Green Mile,” one of the break-out characters from that movie was John Coffey, played by the talented actor of Michael Clarke Duncan, who unfortunately died on September 3rd, 2012, at the …

Hal David Dies at 91, “Raindrops Keep Fallin” Lyricist
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If you have ever heard or hummed the tune “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” you have heard the lyrical work Hal David, who died on Saturday, September 1st, 2012, at the age of 91. In 1957, Hal David (born …